May 13, 2019
Burnout is an epidemic that is killing doctors and patients
Did you know that the number one cause of death for female
physicians under 35 is suicide. Yes, Physicians have the highest
rates of suicide of any career and female physicians are 250% more
likely to commit suicide than any other occupation.
Our featured guest today is Dr. Thandeka
Thandeka Myeni, MD, MPH, affectionately known as Dr Thandi, is
a board-certified ophthalmologist with double specialty training in
glaucoma, cataract surgery and LASIK.
Dr. Myeni received her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College
and later earned a master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard
University. She obtained her medical degree from the Medical
College of Georgia and then completed her medical internship at
Boston University Medical Center.
Her ophthalmology training began with a residency at Howard
University Hospital in Washington, DC. She has completed two
fellowships, one in Glaucoma at the top-ranked Wills Eye Hospital
in Philadelphia, and another in Cataract and Refractive Surgery
with Dr. Paul Koch who has consistently been ranked among the top
cataract surgeons in the country.
While Dr. Myeni was born and raised in the United States, her
family is originally from Southern Africa. She spent a large part
of her childhood in Swaziland.
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